Golf’s men and women’s Australian Open cancelled

Local hero Matt Jones won the Australian Open in 2019, the last time it was played

The men’s and women’s Australian Open golf tournaments fell victim to the coronavirus pandemic Thursday, with both cancelled due to travel restrictions.

Golf Australia had already pushed back this year’s men’s event in Sydney from November to late January or February, but it has now been called off entirely.

“The decision has not been made lightly but we believe it to be the right outcome under the current circumstances,” said Golf Australia chief James Sutherland.

It is the second year in a row that the men’s Australian Open has not been played.

But Golf Australia said it still intended to run the innovative Vic Open from February 10-13, although without international sanctioning.

The Australian PGA Championship is also set to go ahead in Queensland from January 13-16.


Originally published as Golf’s men and women’s Australian Open cancelled

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